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Recap / Cross Ange Ep 25 Beyond Time

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With the dimensional merge starting up again, Tusk, Hilda and Salia have to use Villkiss to catch Embryo and rescue Ange before she is trapped in his dimension forever.

Tropes in this episode include:

  • And This Is for...: Tusk kills Embryo to avenge his parents and the Ancient Humans.
  • Attempted Rape: Embryo does one last attempt to violate Ange before she starts singing the "Endless Song".
  • Badass in Distress: Yet again, Ange is captured by Embryo and is stuck in his dimension.
  • Be Yourself:
    • Salia has to key into her emotions to activate her Ragna-mail with Salia gaining Villkiss's Ariel teleportation mode.
    • Hilda, also keying into her emotions, unlocks hers, gaining Villkiss' Michael BFS wielding mode.
  • Big Damn Heroes: Tusk, the norma on the Aurora and the DRAGONs come to Ange's aid in the nick of time.
  • Bittersweet Ending: The norma and the DRAGONs return to the true Earth to help Ange finally kill Embryo, stopping the dimensional merge and undoing his reign of terror, and Libertas is a success. However, while the humans in the other Earth have to survive in the false Earth with their powers gone, the norma and the DRAGONs look forward to a new future of peace.
  • Book-Ends:
    • Ange sings the "Endless Song" one last time, but now it is when Embryo attempts to force himself on her.
    • By the end of the episode, the first opening theme is heard.
  • Call-Back:
    • When Tusk and Ange get stuck in the world where World War VII occurred, Tusk wants to build "Cafe Ange" with her after destroying Embryo. Sure enough, they build it after Embryo is dead.
    • Yet again, Ange experiences an Attempted Rape from Embryo and her crotch gets in Tusk's face.
    • In "Goodbye From the Gallows", Ange sings the "Endless Song" during her execution at the hands of the Misurugi citizens. This time around, she does the same thing when Embryo pushes himself on her.
    • Sylvia's takes Ange's advice to fight in "Distorted World" as a Meaningful Echo towards a girl who wants to fight. She also wears Ange's uniform during the latter's attempted rescue mission.
  • The Cavalry: Ange gets help from Tusk and his friends, who end up fighting Embryo.
  • Cruel and Unusual Death: Embryo gets sliced in half by Tusk and it isn't a nice way to go.
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  • Curb-Stomp Battle: Salia, Hilda and Sala help Ange fight Hysterica while Tusk confronts his old nemesis. Embryo and Hysterica didn't stand a chance against them.
  • Defeat Equals Explosion: When Ange, Salia, Hilda and Sala destroy Hysterica and its copies, they violently explode.
  • Defiant Captive: Ange sings the "Endless Song" when Embryo attempts to rape her.
  • Defiant to the End: Ange to Embryo, refusing to submit to him despite his persistent efforts.
  • Didn't See That Coming: Embryo clearly didn't calculate that Ange would sing the "Endless Song" when he was trying to make her submit by force and when Tusk, the Aurora and the DRAGONs would show up.
  • Did You Just Flip Off Cthulhu?: Ange, Hilda, Salia, Tusk, and Sala's last act of destroying Embryo and Hysterica is to give him everything short of a "screw you".
  • Did You Just Punch Out Cthulhu?: Tusk and Ange manage to finish off Embryo and Hysterica for good.
  • Died in Your Arms Tonight: Jill perishes while Salia holds on to her.
  • Doomed Hometown: At the end of the episode, the Misurugi Empire is nothing more than a desolate wasteland. Even Ange knows she can no longer return home.
  • Due to the Dead: The tombstones of those who perished at Arzenal are placed in their honor.
  • Earn Your Happy Ending: The norma and the DRAGONs can live in harmony now that Embryo has been defeated.
  • Face Death with Dignity: When Jill is asked for a stretcher, she refuses and asks for a cigarette so she can die peacefully.
  • Final Battle: The final battle between Ange and Embryo and their allies.
  • The Final Temptation: Embryo gives Ange one last chance at happiness and to join him in creating a new millennium for humankind when the space-time convergence completes. Unsurprisingly, Ange spits on that offer.
  • Grand Finale: Part 4 of 4, Tusk, Salia and Hilda have to rescue Ange using the Villkiss and put a stop to Embryo's plans once and for all.
  • Half the Man He Used to Be: Tusk kills Embryo by bisecting his body in half and Ange's allies cut his Hysterica copies in half.
  • Heroic BSoD: Salia briefly goes through one after Jill dies in her arms.
  • Hoist by His Own Petard: It would seem the one most responsible for Embryo's ultimate undoing was Embryo himself:
    • By trying to rape Ange against her will yet again, Embryo instead causes her to sing the "Endless Song", ultimately spelling his demise.
    • Tusk and Villkiss had a hand in Embryo's final death, providing the dimensional warp needed to finally confront him.
  • If I Can't Have You...: Eventually, once Embryo has enough of Ange getting in his way, he plans to kill her in cold blood, but he doesn't get to make good on it thanks to Ange's Shut Up, Hannibal! moment.
  • Immortals Fear Death: Embryo responds to the realization that he's doomed with horror.
  • Karmic Death: Embryo meets his end when Tusk manages to bisect him. Embryo killed the Ancient People years ago and especially his parents when the first Libertas failed.
  • Killed Off for Real: Tusk, Ange, Salia, Hilda and Sala team up to finally kill Embryo and destroy Hysterica.
  • Machiavelli Was Wrong: Embryo's attempt to rape Ange into submission fails big time and brings an army of Ange's allies down upon him.
  • Meaningful Echo: Sylvia gives Ange's advice to a girl in the other Earth:
    Sylvia: If you want to live, fight for it.
  • Near-Villain Victory: Embryo has captured Ange and is merging the two Earths. Then Hilda, Salia, Tusk, the Aurora crew and the DRAGONs arrive.
  • Nice Job Fixing It, Villain!:
    • Embryo trapping Ange in his dimension means that she can sing the "Endless Song" to summon the Villkiss.
    • Embryo providing a way for Ange's Villkiss to be out of reach allows Tusk to activate it and send the Aurora to Embryo's dimension to finish him there.
  • No-Nonsense Nemesis: Ange doesn't waste anytime finishing off Embryo when her allies enter his dimension to rescue her.
    • Once Embryo is spurned by Ange enough times, he throws his theatrics out the window and proceeds to kill her, but Ange destroys Hysterica and Tusk is able to bisect him.
  • Nothing Is the Same Anymore: At the end of it, Jill and most of the Norma are dead save for Ange and the survivors of Julio's massacre; Arzenal has returned to the true Earth; and the DRAGONs live in harmony with the norma. As for Sylvia and the Misurugi citizens, they are left without mana and have to survive on their own.
  • Oh, Crap!:
    • Ange when Embryo is about to rape her again, followed by Embryo when Ange sings the "Endless Song".
    • Hilda, Salia and Sala when Embryo is forced to use their Ragna-mail to save his hide.
    • Embryo when Hilda, Salia, Ange and Sala destroy Hysterica and when Tusk is going to kill him.
  • One Last Smoke: In her dying moments, Jill smokes one last cigarette when she reconciles with Salia.
  • Prepare to Die: When Ange resists Embryo's advances for the last time, Embryo decides to kill her instead.
    Embryo: I've hand selected you out of a millennium's worth of women. But if you're unable to comprehend the depth of my love, you're dead to me!
  • Pre-Mortem One-Liner: As Embryo plans to kill Ange, he says "I've hand selected you out of a millennium's worth of women. But if you're unable to comprehend the depth of my love, you're dead to me!" Only a few seconds later, Embryo is killed by Tusk, who says "Mother, Father, and our people... This is for you!" Then, Ange says "You wanna screw with me again? Give it a few thousand years!" and destroys Hysterica for good.
  • Pyrrhic Victory: While Embryo severed the mana network, he failed in his ultimate goal to use Ange in creating a new humanity and merging the two worlds together.
  • "The Reason You Suck" Speech: Ange gives one to Embryo in response to his plan to kill her in cold blood.
    Ange: Oh, you call that love? Trying to push yourself on me with that stupid haircut and that tacky suit? No! You're an asshole! [prepares to destroy Hysterica] Not to mention a creep! You don't know a damn thing how to treat women! You're subhuman scum! [blasts Hysterica] Burn in hell!!
  • Reality Ensues:
    • Once Embryo has had enough of both Tusk and Ange getting in his way, he resorts to killing them in cold blood.
    • Without the Mana powering Misurugi, the humans are forced to live their lives in the destroyed city.
  • Roaring Rampage of Rescue: Tusk, the norma and the DRAGONs go to Embryo's dimension to rescue Ange.
  • Say My Name:
    • Salia yells "ALEKTRA!" when the latter dies in her arms.
    • When Tusk bisects Embryo, the latter yells "ANGE!" as his last words.
  • Shoot the Shaggy Dog: For Jill, who's failed to get her revenge on Embryo and dies just as her dream of freeing the Norma is becoming a reality.
  • Shut Up, Hannibal!: Ange, Hilda, Salia and Sala give a major one to Embryo for his actions against the Norma before killing off Hysterica and its clones.
  • Soiled City on a Hill: What remains of the World of Mana now that there is no more mana; the Misurugi inhabitants are forced to live in the remains and fight amongst each other.
  • Theme Music Power-Up: The "Endless Song" is used for Villkiss's entrance as well as the final battle with Embryo.
  • This Cannot Be!: Uttered by Embryo when Ange critically damages Hysterica.
  • Villain Ball: Embryo tries to rape Ange while keeping the Villkiss out of reach, which allows Tusk, the norma and the DRAGONs time to mount an attack and rescue her.
  • Villainous Breakdown: Embryo goes through a major one during the Final Battle. It gets to the point where he desperately tries to kill Ange and Tusk in cold blood. Then, when Ange destroys Hysterica and Tusk bisects him, Embryo looks utterly shocked.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Ange uses her lasers to blast most of Embryo's Hysterica into oblivion.


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